Saturday, June 6, 2020

King Henry VII Reconstructed from Death Mask

From Ancient Origins:
An Irish artist has brought King Henry VII of England back to life in a high-tech historical photography project. Looking deeply into the photo-realistic eyes of the famous English king, the observer’s mind is free to wander into the historical world of the legendary warrior-king, who with what is recorded as an “embarrassingly slender” claim to the throne, took it by sheer force and determination and went on to change the entire socio-political landscape of England. 
One of the most turbulent, therefore the most dramatized, periods of English history was during the Tudor monarchy of the late 15 th and 16 th centuries, and perhaps most remembered are figures such as Elizabeth and Henry VIII , not to mention his harem of wives, but less talked about is the founder of the dynasty, his father, Henry Tudor, who became King Henry VII of England. 
As a 14-year-old boy, Henry became the strongest Lancastrian claimant to the English throne, even though Historians say his claim was exceptionally weak, and as such he fled England to the relative safety of Burgundy in France. During his time in exile, the Wars of the Roses raged in England between supporters of the child king to be, and armies of the Yorkist Edward IV . (Read more.)

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